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. >>> the medical examiner has been called out to the caltrain tracks in san jose where a woman's body was found. investigators are looking at evidence between the diridon and tamien station stops. she may have been hit by a southbound train but the circumstances of her death are still under investigation. trains are on schedule. >>> a shooting this morning left a man dead in san jose in the ninth homicide of the year. police why called to murtha and capitol avenue around 4:30 this morning. a man was shot in the chest. so far, police don't have a suspect or motive. >>> authorities are trying to figure out how a man got into an elevator shaft at a bart station. bart police say the homeless man died last night after being crushed by an elevator going up. his body was wedged between the elevato -- elevator and a wall. >> the defense secretary chuck hagel is returned to the u.s. his three-day visit saw an afghan police officer shoot u.s. troops, two suicide bombings and accusations by their president hamid karzai that the united states is working with the talib
. >>> a substitute elementary school teacher is behind bars in san jose today accused of possessing child pornography. new at noon, ktvu's janine de la vega has details on the arrest and the teacher's connection to several bay area schools. good afternoon, janine. >> reporter: good afternoon, tori. we just spoke to the superintendent here at the alum rock union school district. he says he's very concerned about this arrest. we were told by a source that the suspect has been a substitute teacherred a every school in the district. i want to show you a letter that we were just given by the superintendent. this letter is gonna go home to parents today explaining the situation. now, at this point, we don't know if any children from san jose are victims. now, let's go to a picture of the suspect. this is 44-year-old nathan forstell. san jose police arrested him yesterday for possession of child pornography. officers served a search warrant at his home and found evidence of child pornography there. nathan forstell is currently a teacher at martin luther kin
runways at san jose's mineta international airport so other flights that need to come in are being delayed as they investigate this situation. certainly if you have plans heading out to the airport if you have a flight later on or you're going to pick somebody up at the airport, call the airline ahead of time to be sure it's not delayed from this incident. >> once again, fire crews at the scene at san jose mineta international airport. it's alaska airlines holding up to 100 people. people have come and gone from the two buses. fire apparatus there but doesn't look like they are dousing the plane by any stretch. we are trying to get more information. we are told that the smell of burnt metal was prevalent outside the plane and perhaps inside. it appears that everyone is safe. >> it does. we don't see any ambulances out there. at the scene since this is going on. this just happened. it could be precautionary. the passengers were taken off the plane. now it appears they are being allowed back here in the plane so this could be a precaution and
in san jose are investigating a fatal accident just after 2:00 this morning, police found a gravely injured man behind the wheel of a totaled car on the sidewalk near southbound monterey road and kurt near avenue. the car crashed through two trees and a light pole. the man died a short time later and southbound monterey road was blocked for hours as officers investigated. >>> a homicide investigation is underway in napa after a gruesome discovery was made this morning on a highway overcrossing. firefighters and police received several calls just before 4:00 a.m. about a burning object on highway 29 on a pedestrian overpass near industrial way. when firefighters arrived, they found a man's body totally engulfed in flames. he was pronounced dead at the scene. no one reported seeing how the man was set on fire. right now police are investigating his death as a homicide. >> we're not sure if it's a homicide or suicide and we're treating it as the homicide and then less information or evidence suggests otherwise. >> the man's identity is unknown and
the bill for copper theft. the repair cost, well in san jose $160,000 to repair 500 lights. in freemont, nearly half a million in 2011 and 2012 and for bart almost $100,000 in 2011 to replace wiring along its tracks and on bay area highways from the south bay to concord, about 60-metering lights have been vandalized off the past year. caltran replaced 18 at a cost of $35,000 a piece. now, another trick cities are using to pull off, they are making the spools of copper worth more than $1000 so that makes it a felony to steal. basically their message to copper thieves is we aren't taking it anymore so beware. live from concord, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you. >>> meanwhile silicon valley is the center of many of the nations high-tech ideas but a new study says certain people are being left out. that story coming up in about 12 minutes. >>> valejo police are investigating the cities sixth homicide of the year. neighbors call police just before 5:30:00 p.m. yesterday after hearing shots fired from a home on hickborn street. when officers
the south bay especially san jose. they are right in whrien that 66 and hitting at 65 right now. 50s kind of grey pattern on the coast and parts of the bay. pictures held in check there. clouds and drizzle on thursday. breezy and warm mid-70s on friday and cloud it up on saturday. something is going on sunday. >> a little easter. >> little easter egg hunt. right now looks like rain on the way but maybe in the afternoon and evening into monday. maybe sunday morning we will be okay. >> that's okay for like the easter egg hunts and that kind of thing. >> not that there is pressure or anything. >> i'm sure you are hearing quite a few comments. >> that's the way it looks now. >>> redwood city latest to approve the ban on single use plastic bags. they voted to bar retailers from handing out plastic carry out bags. they will also have to charge customers 10 cents for paper bags. there are exceptions for bags used for produce and meats as well as dry cleaners and newspaper delivery. the city says it will not start enforcing the ban until october to gi
we will give it to you live in this show. reporting live from san jose, janine de la vega, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> police continue to investigate a deadly stabbing, it happened friday afternoon on north first street not far from the santa clara jail. police are looking for this man, 25-year-old juan ramirez. he is accused of killing his former girlfriend, 29-year-old sandra cruz gonzalez. investigators say ramirez may be driving a dark green 1996 toyota t-100 pickup similar to this one and may be headed to mexico. >>> this noontime both sides of the prop 8 debate are gearing up for a big week. starting tomorrow the u.s. supreme court will hear two cases about gay marriage and both could have huge impacts for the state and country. brian flores is in the newsroom. how are people preparing for the hearing? >> reporter: no question this is a big week for both sides but starting tomorrow the u.s. supreme court is set to hear on proposition 8 and on wednesday the court will hear oral arguments on the defense of marriage act. several groups will be
players. >> lorraine blanco, channel 2 news. >>> the san jose police department is getting ready to welcome new officers. more than 40 recruits will graduate from the police academy. it is the first academy graduation for the department since 2009. it will be held at the parkside hall in downtown san jose. >>> tomorrow marks one year dense the disappearance of sierra lamar. they say she was kidnapped on the way to school last year, not far from her home. >> angelo torres is charged with abducting and killing lamar. even though her body is not found. tomorrow, her family and friends plan to hold a balloon release and a fundraiser in her honor. >>> i was sleeping and heard a big bank -- big bang. >>> the simple mistake that cost a bay area family their home. >> we are looking forward to the weekend and something is headed our way. plus the labor dispute that was threatening to disrupt trash services. what happened this morning to ease tensions. . >>> the anti clerical purpose of the campaign and other campaigns and accusations against bergo
a man who allegedly raised a gun at them. later that day, officers in san jose chased a man and shot him. and several hours later, police in union city killed a gunman. >>> a public memorial for two santa cruz police officers killed in the line of duty is now set for this thursday. detectives lauren baker and elizabeth butler will be remembered thus at noon at hp a veil-- pavilion in downtown san jose and you can watch live on kpix5. >> san francisco police are searching for an assault rifle stone-- stolen from an unmarked police car. it was in the car on mission street when someone broke window and grabbed it. that's given to specially train officers. san francisco police sent out an alert to other agencies to try to find the weapon. >>> in lows gatos the town council is considering a moratorium on feature -- future gun sales giving the council time to come up with long-term guidelines for the sale of weapons. the council meets to discuss the issue tonight. the only los gatos retailer selling guns would be able to continue gun sales during the mo
to the pavillion in san jose. this is called a fire bridge. two fire trucks holding up an american flag with their ladders. and people will pass under it on their way out. part of the service is going to be a eulogy and then a poem. they're maintaining their own individual services as well. i want to show you this picture on the marquee showing how hp pavilion is really dedicated to this service today. you mentioned the capacity of the stadium. it's about 18,000. it's not full, but there are an awful lot of people there from all over the country this came here for this service, particularly officers here from colorado. somber mood inside. they've been playing music and having a photo montage from both officers. i it's a sad atmosphere. >> thank you. we know that officers from across the country have come out for these funerals. many of them never meeting detective elizabeth butler and also detective baker, but felt the need to come and pay their respects. >> we're told between five and 6,000 officers from as far away as new york and los angeles and
fund. what have you seen on that? >> reporter: well, there are reports the san jose "mercury news" reporting mr. shirakawa operated a secret slush fund used for gambling junkets in excess of $130,000 or that large figure was announced by the paper this afternoon. that has not been confirmed by anyone here at the district attorney's office. but again, they will be making statements later on this afternoon. so we should get clarification on that. >> okay. len ramirez live in san jose, thank you. >>> and we are also following some developing news now out of moraga. the st. mary's men's basketball program has been hit with tough sanctions. hit hard here. the ncaa has placed st. mary's on four years probation following an investigation into alleged recruiting violations. their head coach randy bennett also won't be allowed to recruit off campus and will serve a five-game suspension. that will happen next season. ncaa says he acted unethically in recruiting international players for the team but the school says they are standing behind their coach.
. tomorrow, a joint public memorial will be held at noon in san jose. you can watch live coverage of tomorrow's service right here on kpix 5. >>> a late winter storm is slamming the east and snow could bury the virginias and parts of maryland under two feet of snow. tara mergener is in washington, d.c. where it's a government snow day. >> reporter: wet snow started covering the lawn of the white house this morning. today's daily press briefing was cancelled due to the so- called "snowquestration." all governor officers in the nation's capital are closed. the house of representatives moved up its votes for the week so members could try to get out of time. local officials are asking people to stay off the roads so crews can get them salted and cleared. >> we obviously have closed the school. we obviously have closed the federal government. people should stay home. >> reporter: not much snow has been sticking but even a couple inches in washington is a big deal. this winter and last, the city has only seen 3 1/2 inches total. michelle savoy made
for at least 7 more suspects. >>> well, police in san jose have shut down a massive tent city. hundreds of homeless are being told to leave and as kpix 5 reporter anne makovec tells us, officials are offering alternatives but not everyone is taking them. >> reporter: they were given 72 hours' warning that the city was coming in to move them out. people like scott who says he has been homeless for a year. >>> not going into great detail, just bad decisions. and it doesn't take long. i tell you what. >> reporter: a few dozen people remained in this encampment near spring street and west heading by the deadline this morning. >> they pose a serious health risk, damage to the environment and a risk to the people living here and the residents surrounding. >> reporter: outreach coordinators having coming here for weeks trying to hook up campers with resources but for many, it hasn't stuck. >> i work all my life and i'm sick. that's where i'm at today. it's sad they would give us no resources. >> reporter: the city says there are emergency shelter beds avai
. investigators have not released any further details. >>> san jose police are investigating the city's third officer-involved shooting this month. it happened yesterday afternoon after a suspected car thief allegedly tried to run an officer over on almadon road in the city's willow glen neighborhood. officers say after officers stopped the car, the female driver put it in reverse and drove toward the officers. one officer was hit by the car and fired one shot at the woman. investigators say the injuries to the female driver and the officer are not life- threatening. >>> a case of alleged vandalism ended with a high-speed chase through the south bay. we have video of the arrest on highway 101 at the yerba buena road exit in san jose. around 10:00 last night, santa clara county sheriff deputies say they spotted four juveniles spray painting a railroad bridge that crosses highway 238 near bird avenue. when deputies approached them, the suspects took off in a honda. a check of the license plate revealed the car was stolen. the 45-minute pursuit went on surfac
will be tracking it for you now and then. for this afternoon, let's enjoy the beautiful blue sky. 72 san jose. the extended forecast, temperatures begin to cool as early as tomorrow. with the gray skies it's going to feel cooler out there. a little foggy out there. but the wetter day looks like sunday. we get back to work on monday and then -- >> steve was saying we need an inch and a half to get back to normal. we probably won't get that much. that's the problem with the storms. they bring us rain. they don't bring us nearly enough. but they make it a dreary forecast. >> just about 15 minutes ago -- >>> just about 15 minutes ago, the president left miami to go back to the white house. he was there to track private investments on highway and other public works. he made a speech at the miami port that's doing upgrades. president obama is falling for $4 billion in new spending on two infrastructure programs that award loans and grants. all of his proposals require approval from congress. >>> drug-sniffing dogs will be patrolling middle and high schools in
. >>> san jose police are trying to track down a light-colored suv involved in a drive-by shooting. it happened at clyde middle school on hopkins school. the victim suffered at least one gunshot wounds and is being treated at the hospital. it's believed he may have been a former student at fischer. >> it didn't involve as far as we know, the activities on campus. it wasn't directed at the school. we have a lot of staff here to make sure that the school gets off to a smooth start. >> the principal says he will be communicating with parents about what happened. police are looking into whether the shooting was gang-related. they are checking on two or three individuals with the victim when he was shot. >>> the rain has urned on this first day -- returned on this first day of spring. commuters began the day with wet roads and drivers may be caught offguard by roads that are slippery from new rain mixed with an oil buildup. >> we want to remind people to slow down and increase your following distance. >> reporter: and the rain may be catching people o
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